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Column: 100-milers earned respect

June 24, 2015

By now, you all probably realize I’m a sports fanatic. I love to write about sports because I love to talk about sports. I love to talk about sports because I love to watch and play sports. Ever since I first watched Reggie Miller drain effortless 3-pointers, sports have been a part of my life. Read More

A record-setting weekend: Oregon native breaks Trail Run 100-mile record

June 22, 2015

DAYTON — As Co-Race Director Michelle Maneval sat at the finish line of the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run Saturday in Dayton, she had her toes in the grass and a smile on her face. It was another successful year of the race — the 23rd in its history — and now it Read More

Run to the hills: Wild and Scenic Trail Run coming

June 18, 2015

DAYTON — Art Baures has devoted a lifetime to distance running. Between running himself and coaching the numerous teenagers coming in and out of the Sheridan High School cross-country program, he’s experienced the sport from pretty much all angles. But it’s the ultramarathoners that come passing through the 50-mile turning point of the Bighorn Mountain Read More

Spencer, Garner leaving Recreation District

SHERIDAN — There are some big changes coming to the Sheridan Recreation District in the coming weeks. Program supervisors Robbie Spencer and Brandon Garner have both filed resignations, opening two positions at the District. The Recreation District board met Wednesday, and the top item on the agenda was the resignations of Spencer and Garner and Read More

Column: Enough with the Lebron bashing

June 17, 2015

So Lebron couldn’t get it done. He must not be better than Jordan or Kobe or Bill Russell or Robert Horry or anyone who has won more than two NBA Championships. While Skip Bayless dumps the Lebron Haterade all over himself on ESPN this week, those of us who are rational thinking people should marvel Read More

Wyoming All-Star teams drop two games to Montana

June 13, 2015

SHERIDAN — It was a tale of two halves for both the Wyoming girls and boys all-star teams last night. The Wyoming All-Stars took on the Montana All-Stars at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome Friday evening in the first of a two-day series, and things went the way of the visitors. In the girls game, Read More

Column: Celebrating one year in Sheridan

June 10, 2015

Happy Anniversary to me! It’s been 366 days since I first plopped my butt into my chair here at The Sheridan Press in good ol’ Sheridan, Wyoming. My keyboard is a little dirtier, my desk is full of rosters and game notes and, at least I hope, your minds are a little more enriched from Read More

Hurdling the competition: Bard claims four state titles

June 9, 2015

BIG HORN — Hurdling has become second nature for Bailey Bard. She bounds them as gracefully as a hawk swooping into the water to grab a bite to eat. As a sophomore, she was the 300-meter hurdles state champion, and she’s established herself as one of the state’s best. But on May 16, her most Read More

He shoots, he scores: Crow spring athlete of the year

June 8, 2015

SHERIDAN — Dontae Crow likes to score goals. Just ask him. It’s his favorite thing to do on the soccer field. And it’s a good thing, because he does a lot of that. Crow led the Sheridan Broncs in goals scored this season with 18, each one equally as impressive as the others. More impressive, Read More

Troopers fall to Rapid City in home game opener

June 5, 2015

SHERIDAN — Before the rain came pouring down at Thorne-Rider Stadium, there was a drought in the batter’s box for the Sheridan Troopers. The Troopers were sending the ball deep early in their home opener Friday evening, but a Rapid City pitching change in the second inning shook the home team and resulted in an Read More

Learning from the best at Lady Broncs basketball camp

June 4, 2015

Danielle Gilbert, right, plays defense on Sheridan High School basketball player Robbi Ryan during the Lady Broncs basketball camp Wednesday at Sheridan High School.

Soccer season isn’t over

June 3, 2015

We are officially done with soccer season. Well, at least at the high school level. Both the Sheridan Broncs and Lady Broncs ended their seasons over the weekend at the state tournament in Rock Springs. While neither team was able to bring home that elusive title, it wasn’t for lack of trying. Both teams had Read More

State soccer runner-up

June 2, 2015

The Sheridan High School girls soccer team poses with their state championship runner-up trophy Saturday at Rock Springs Junior High School.

Lady Broncs knock on door but fall just short in title game

June 1, 2015

ROCK SPRINGS — In the game of soccer, it’s not uncommon for one team to dominate a match but still go home empty handed. That is exactly what happened to the Sheridan girls soccer team in their 1-0 loss to Cheyenne East in Saturday’s 4A state championship. “I love the game of soccer,” Sheridan coach Read More

SHS boys dominate Rock Springs, take third at state

ROCK SPRINGS — A controversial call and a lack of offensive firepower in Sheridan’s semifinal match against Cheyenne East landed the Broncs in Saturday’s third-place game rather than the state championship. Still, despite how they got there, the Broncs weren’t going to go out a bunch of sore losers. In fact, they weren’t going to Read More

SHS boys dominate Rock Springs to take third at state

May 30, 2015

ROCK SPRINGS — A controversial call and a lack of offensive firepower in Sheridan’s semifinal match against Cheyenne East landed the Broncs in Saturday’s third-place game rather than the state championship. Still, despite how they got there, the Broncs weren’t going to go out a bunch of sore losers. In fact, they weren’t going to Read More

Lady Broncs knock on door but fall just short in title game

ROCK SPRINGS — In the game of soccer, it’s not uncommon for one team to dominate a match but still go home empty handed. That is exactly what happened to the Sheridan girls soccer team in their 1-0 loss to Cheyenne East in Saturday’s 4A state championship. “I love the game of soccer,” Sheridan coach Read More

Bringing home hardware

May 29, 2015

BIG HORN — Sam Cooke released his hit song “A Change is Gonna Come” back in 1964. Some 51 years later, the song that was voted No. 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500 songs of all time could be considered the anthem of the 2015 Big Horn girls track team. “It’s been a long, Read More

Lady Broncs advance with nail-biting win over Gillette

ROCK SPRINGS — The tears were flowing from the Sheridan sidelines at the end of the Lady Broncs semifinal match against Gillette Friday evening. When a Gillette kick clanged off the crossbar to give Sheridan the 2-1 win in a shootout, emotions immediately kicked in for both sides. For Sheridan, they were tears of overwhelming Read More

SHS boys soccer falls in semifinals at state tourney

ROCK SPRINGS — Sheridan goalkeeper Jess Edens was doing what he’s been trained to do. Anytime a shot came his way, it was his job to keep it out of the net. That’s what he was doing Friday evening when he collided with Cheyenne East’s Caleb Pushcar in the box late in the 4A conference Read More

Buffalo cowboy signs with SC rodeo team

May 28, 2015

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan College head rodeo coach Marc Gilkerson sat at the nightly rodeo in Kaycee, he noticed a young cowboy atop a bucking bronco. The cowboy set his feet and turned his toes. That’s all Gilkerson needed to see to take an interest in the young buck. That kid with the turned toes Read More

Column: One last shot at a title

May 27, 2015

  It seems like just yesterday Don Julian and the boys were putting in two-a-days out at Scott Field prepping for football season. Now, here we are, just a few days from wrapping up the 2014-15 high school sports season. The high school state soccer tournament will take place this weekend in Rock Springs — Read More

Racing in the rain

Arvada barrel racer Linzee Adamson guides her horse around the barrels during the high school rodeo Sunday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

Short-handed Lady Broncs fall to Cheyenne East in regional final; boys finish fourth

May 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan goalkeeper Zoie Jones was sent off the pitch after a straight red card early in Satuday’s 4A East regional championship, and the Lady Broncs fell to Cheyenne East 3-1. After a crazy finish in the regional semifinal against Gillette the night before, a game that saw the Lady Broncs earn a title Read More

Few students continue sports at collegiate level

SHERIDAN — You’ve seen the commercials. “There are over 380,000 student athletes, and most of us go pro in something other than sports.” It’s a National Collegiate Athletic Association slogan that emphasizes the student rather than the athlete. If you’re a sports fan attending any of the high school graduations this weekend, a large portion Read More






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